People like secrets. Creative people really like secrets.
~ Nolan Bushnell
There are times when you just don’t want everyone to see what you think and feel. There are those times when you need to make a note to yourself, and you just don’t know where to keep it. Where do you keep any “notes” you may want to remember about a particular student? Where is that safe place?
A teacher wrote:
Is there anyway to add a comment box to the student gradebook view that only teachers and TA’s can see? I know that we can modify their profile to add information, but it would be nice to have a box already there that you can add a quick note about the student maybe right under the forcing resources section? That way teachers, leads and TA’s can communicate things like student interventions and dates, etc. Would that be possible?
Possible? It’s here! Visit any student grade report. Above the performance graphs on the right select MODIFY STUDENT PROFILE. Scroll the page and you will notice a new section labeled TEACHER NOTES:
Anything written in this section is viewable ONLY to the teacher and teaching assistants. Notes kept here will not be shown to the student. This might well serve to help communication between teachers. Will you use it?
Then another teacher wrote:
Could we please have a little icon on the student grade report page to indicate when a student has locked themselves out of a worksheet or a test or exam? Maybe a little red padlock next to the gold star? Thanks for thinking about it.
We did more than think; we took action! You might notice a new icon in your student grade report:
That icon indicates when a student has been locked out of a particular exam. The exam allowed only one entry. The student entered and failed to submit the exam. If you click the icon, and the student is online, you will see a warning like one of these:
When you continue, you will be taken to the place to UNLOCK the exam:
We hope this helps. Please let us know.
Someone else sent an email:
I’m often interested in the average score on an exam or the percent of students that get an item correct. How do I interpret the mean score?
Select EXAMS under ASSESSMENTS in your navigation. From the exam listings select GRADEBOOK from the ACTIONS drop-down menu:
When visit the bottom, you’ll see new data for every individual exam.
Please note that Educator no longer counts exempted exams as a zero in this particular calculation. The same calculations will now be displayed for essay questions on exams.
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~ Albert Einstein